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Five Reasons to Adopt a Cat

Are you thinking about adopting a cat? Cats are a great choice for many reasons 1.Housebreaking is simple Just place a litter box with clean litter in an out-of-the-way spot in your home, and watch the magic happen 2. You can remain a clean freak Cats naturally clean themselves, so you don’t have to worry about your new pet making your home …

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How To Successfully Train Your Dog

When you send your kids back to school, it might be time for some schooling for your dog as well! A well-trained dog can make your life so much easier, and help you have more fun with your dog! Here are a few tips to make your dog training a success.   Positive reinforcement Does your dog have a favorite …

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Parasites in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats can fall victim to many different types of parasites. Because many of these parasites live in their intestines, veterinarians will take stool samples during your pet’s annual wellness exam to check for signs of intestinal parasites. Intestinal parasites are not uncommon, especially in young animals, which is why wellness exams are so important for maintaining your pet’s …

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Learn How To Clean Your Pet’s Ears

Just like humans, dogs are prone to buildup in their ears. Unlike humans, they can’t grab a Q-tip to clean them out – they need your help!   Keeping pets’ ears clean contribute to their health and wellness by preventing irritation and infection that can be painful and potentially lead to hearing loss. Ear disease is one of the most …

Cat Food 101

Whether you’ve just brought a new cat to your home or just want to make sure you’re feeding your feline friend correctly, here are some rules!   Cats require a much stricter diet that dogs. They are carnivores, they and need to eat a lot of meat for protein and for fat.   Check that the label says it meets …

How To Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

Summer is here, and so are hot temperatures! Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, but you need to take precautions. Dogs are very susceptible to a number of heat-related injuries, and as a dog owner, you need to be responsible. Ensure you and your dog have a great summer with these tips: Never leave …